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in baltimore city. sex offenses without fixed addresses are required to register on a weekly basis. anyone with information on them should call police. >> police now know what the suspect looks like in the vi ripken abduction. police are not revealing where the surveillance picture was taken. he has glasses and short brown hair. investigators are combing every inch of her car looking for clues. >> we should learn whether state lawmakers will be called back to annapolis for a special session on gambling. governor o'malley will hold a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m.. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. mitt romney is in london for the olympics. >> severe storms ripped through pennsylvania overnight. upe latest on the clean- efforts woman cover the nation. >> more on weather and traffic >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10. there are a few clouds out there. as we look out across the city, we're starting off pretty mild. some 70's out there. the dew point temperatures are running pretty high. 73 at martin state airport. said the three in randallstown. expected to feel pretty sticky to star
and cooling off.at the end of the roland park parade, baltimore city firefighters offered refuge to kids and parents who haven't had power in five days.the annual traditionntook n special meaning this year. 3 "it's like camping in our own house. (laughter) i'm hooing t comes on soon." soon." "not ideal, buu there things in life."e a lot worst - life."firrfighters shht off the valves at 11:30.some are being tood it could e rea before their power wiil be restored. &p3as we mentioned... thousands are stilllwithout powee... almost a week afterrthh storm. here's a look at the latest num. numbers.according to b-g-e's city... baltimore county... carroll couuty... howard b-g-e crews are working overtime to try and restore power to thousands of customers. customers.crews at the command center have beennworking round has called in a team of 38- hundred people.. including reinforcments from othhr states. each are assigned to various storm roles.... many of them worring 12 hours shifts. "iq: you think about it, they literally hit the rack.... oq: to have those types of ours." hours." b-g-e ex
's all on wbaltv.com. click on olympics. >> here this morning, a saturday shooting in baltimore city is now listed as a homicide. police responded it a call for shots fired in the 1400 block of poplar grove street around 2:30 saturday morning. that's where they found 30-year-old jermaine blue suffering from a gunshot wound. he was taken to an area hospital where he later died. city officers are also investigating a suspicious death in the downtown area. just after 5:00 a.m. saturday, police got word of a possible shooting in the 300 block of south charles street. once on the scene, officers found a man suffering trauma to his upper body and the unidentified victim later died at an area hospital and so far, detectives haven't found any evidence that a shooting occurred. they are now waiting for results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. anyone with information on either case is asked to contact the city police department. >> a police officer is recovering this morning after being hit by a driver under the influence. authorities in howard county say yolanda merchanson
customers. about 11,000 customers are still in the dark. the large majority of them in baltimore city and baltimore county. stay with abc 7 for news on complete coverage of the efforts to restore power to the region and the struggle with the record heat. log on to wjla.com or check our facebook and twitter sites for every single development. the battle over the economy took center stage in the race for the white house. disappointing jobs numbers led to presumptive gop nominee mitt romney to attack president obama setting. the economy added 80,000 jobs last month. that is a disappointing number. the president visited two key rust belt states during a rally. the president hopes a campaign stop in youngstown ohio today as well. a restaurant owner and eastern ohio who hosted president obama for breakfast died hours after his appearance. 70-year-old ann harris went into cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital. just hours earlier she hugged the president. the white house says mr. obama later called the daughter to offer his condolences. bob ryan is keeping a close watch on the warnings as
it was the crime was bad. >> at that time baltimore was the number one for killing city in america. to overcome that and rise above that and sit here and talk to you and try to describe that atmosphere to you, i'll be here all day. >> i want to talk a little bit about what i think a lot of people talk about which is your grandfather who's been described as your best friend. you were about to reach the pin cal of your career when he died in the commission of a crime. and i was surprised how it didn't make you turn angry and bitter. that surprised me a lot. most people that would -- never get over that and become hardened people and you haven't done that. why not? >> i was. >> you were a mad person? >> no question about it. i was young, you know, i just committed to go to wake forest, signed my letter of intent, probably the happiest day of my life. spent the night with my grandfather and the next night found out he had been murdered. i was bitter. i talked to my mom about when you're a kid you make rational decision, i don't know if i can hope anymore, my grand dad is at every game. and i questi
in baltimore county. baltimore city, anne arundel county and howard county, are also seeing a high number of outages. in total, 79,000 bge customers still do not have electricity. >>> right now, a heat advisory is in effect, adding to the troubles, during this storm recovery. first warning weather coverage continues now, with bob turk, who is tracking would temperatures and storms. bob? >> storms certainly a possibility upon as you mentioned. we have a couple that just popped up north and west of the region. let's take a look at this stuff moving down from pennsylvania. and there's more off across the extreme northwestern portion of pennsylvania. that could affect the region. one storm south of taneytown. another in front of catoctin, south of thurmont. these are moving off to the southeast. at 20 miles per hour. there you see them, over the last hour. heading towards walkersville. these have had a history of lightning and wind gusts around 35 to 40 miles an hour. they will continue to develop this afternoon and this evening. unfortunately, there is a risk of some severe storms tonight un
with the old and in with the new. the u.s. department of transportation is awarding the city of baltimore $40 million to build a new bus transit facility. wjz is live in east baltimore, michelle richie with more on how unemployment and the environment will be affected. michelle. >> reporter: in the next few years more than 700 jobs are expected to be created because of this project and it's also going to help the neighborhood. if busy bus transit building are still standing after 65 years never being renovated. but today that is all about to change. >> we're giving amdot $40 million. >> reporter: u.s. secretary of transportation ray lahood says the money is part of a $53 million project to replace the bus facility. >> this is the second largest amount awarded this year through the federal transit administration. >> reporter: $40 million will come from federal funding, $13 million from the state. the benefits range from the creation of jobs, reduction in noise and an increase in parking for those like roslin johnson who have to share the street with more than 300 transit employees. >> usually
million hole in the city's budget. so we spoke with chief kevin cartright, spokesman for the baltimore fire department, and he told us the firefighters in the company would be reassigned elsewhere and the cuts would save the city $2.2 million over the next fiscal year. the weather ironically has given the three-lame duck fire companies new life. they have been open since the storm and they will get to stay open a little longer. two, until monday and one until october 1st. but with more inclement weather possible this weekend, who's to say what they need? the baltimore firefighters union said it perfectly this week in this quote. the fire department is nothing short of an insurance company. you cannot predict when things are going to happen. so baltimore isn't the only city that's had to make big public sector sacrifices like this to stay afloat in the economy. up next, what is it going to mean for us this summer with so many cities going broke just when we really need their help. they have names like idle time books and smash records and on small business saturday they remind a nation
for water to buckle one of baltimore's busiest city streets. sky eye chopper 13 is over the water main break downtown where crews are continuing to make repairs this noon. wjz is live with complete coverage. captain jeff long is in sky eye chopper 13. let's check in with michael shu who's on the ground with more on these repairs. good afternoon. >>reporter: good afternoon. this is the close we've been able to get to. there is the hole. it is enormous. an alfe bet soup of agencies and hired help have determined how tightly woven is the underground utilities underneath this asphalt. it turns out the job is going to be lengthy, costly and huge. before dawn a wounded city lay exposed under harsh lights. if at rush hour monday you looked down at our modern world, you'd see the path and it's haunting us. it's likely, the city says, benjamin harrison was president when the now broken pipe was laid underground. >> this main laid probably 1890. >>reporter: the blanket of asphalt lies creased and folded, deep inside this hole, even bigger holes and voids, a cave formed underground from curb to curb.
county, baltimore city as well. that is where the core of the heat bank will be this afternoon. drink plenty of water and stay in the shade. that advisory through 8:00 p.m. mid-to-upper-nineties through the afternoon. i don't think it will feel that hot outside the city, but downtown, with a concrete, will feel hotter. finally, a cold front on wednesday night. storms possible and week. >> another update at 8:56. [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the new santa fe steak melts. get extra grande flavor with the santa fe steak & bacon melt or add egg for a santa fe steak, bacon & egg melt, perfect for breakfast or any time of day. subway. eat fresh. still thinking of replacing the truck? i just don't know where to start. glad you made it. start by choosing from over 30,000 used cars and trucks. carmax. start here. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. >>> 8:30 on monday morning, 16th of july, 2012. we have smiling faces, people waving on rockefeller plazas we say hello this monday. i'm savanna
. >> dozens of processors gathered outside about the super block project in west baltimore. the city board of estimates gave a thumbs-up to the proposal. a waiver would be followed by five years of incremental tax increases. the full city council still needs to approve that council. the dispute between the mayor and the comptroller continues. pratt contends that the mayor is circumventing the procurement process with the phones. >> they want a response to her. you don't have to vote no to a contract -- >> during the meeting, a motion for a new phone system contract with ibm was rejected. the door was left open for some further negotiations. >> take a look at this video. crews were called to cherry hill on wednesday evening. a mat caught fire and spread throughout the playground. penn state has an investigation into the jerry sandusky situation. we have the latest from state college, pennsylvania. >> as jerry sandusky sits in a jail, some await another verdict. >> our mandate is clear. >> penn state hired louis freeh in november to lead an independent investigation into the school's handli
stories this morning. baltimore city police say they amped shutdown a suspected drug house in baltimore. they found plenty of illegal narcotics, weapons, $11,000 in cash. a 25-rolled was arrested on drugs and weapons charges. let's check on the morning commute. here is kim dacey and traffic pulse 11. >> not looking too bad. a few smaller incidents to talk about. in cockeysville, we have the one in break causing problems on york road. one lane open in each direction there. you might want to avoid that area if you can. in harford county, the edgewood i. area, route 24 and edgewood road. a bit of a spectacle this morning. major roadways are looking ok. this is a live shot of the southwest corner of the beltway. things are moving fine on the inner and outer loop there. northbound and southbound should be moving fine. tony has a check of the forecast. >> we at thunderstorms last night. no worries about rain this morning 7 and 9 at the airport, 77 in randallstown. we are watching thunderstorms drop around the cleveland area. some of that may hit west of maryland. it will be another hot one. h
slowly in baltimore city than elsewhere. the mayor said in the baltimore sun, quote, we might be annoyed and hot as heck. we can get over that. but if we lose a vulnerable citizen, we can't get over that. end quote. so why not restore power to, let's say, nursing homes first? >> well, it's always a challenge. we have our public safety priorities, and we always go after those first. those are 911s centers and water treatment plants and pumping stations. we spent the better part of the first day to two days doing those tasks. but when you get into aspects of life like nursing homes, beyond that type of public safety, you then start to get into a position of so which is more important? what are the priorities? and if you begin to do individual customers or individual segments of the population, then you really do elongate potentially the overall restoration. i think with respect to the mayor, we have been working very closely with her as well as the other local leaders in the counties and cities that we serve. and at the end of the day, all of us are working together to try and get the powe
the weekend. >>> spend ing millions to make biking more safe. baltimore city is $1.5 million. part of the grnt money will go to way to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news up. up next the mishap that closed down an international airport. the world's first dmroeting,, [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the new santa fe steak melts. get extra grande flavor with the santa fe steak & bacon melt or add egg for a santa fe steak, bacon & egg melt, perfect for breakfast or any time of day. subway. eat fresh. >>> this brand new roller coaster in vallejo, california, a ride to thdo nowhere sunday. it stranded a dozen riders two hours. rescuers in buckets brought them water finally the ride was restarted backwards and brought the riders safely to the ground. welcome back to cbs "this ought morning" from the cbs broadcast center in los angeles. >> were you thinking, i love a roller coaster and would love to do that. >> i did. i do love a roller coaster. from anywhere -- i do love roller coaster. >>> boeing's brand new 787 passenger jet facing new trouble
september the 4th. >>> the baltimore city department of public works is urging people to conserve water due to a potentially dangerous water main. it runs under train tracks. using a robot camera, dpw spotted serious rust damage inside the 54-inch rain leading from the infiltration plant in baltimore. tests are scheduled for later this morning. >>> four people charged in the videotaped beating of a tourist on st. patrick's day pled guilty. parsons has been sentenced to one year in jail. carter and davis were sentenced to time served. baldwin will be sentenced december the 11th. >>> for break knees winner i will have another has been sold for $10 million. he was sold to a japanese firm. he will now be on stud coustic guitar: pop ] [ barks ] [ cat meows ] [ woman ] ♪ i just want to be okay ♪ ♪ be okay, be okay ♪ ♪ i just want to be okay today ♪ - ♪ i just want to know today ♪ - [ whistles ] ♪ know today, know today ♪ - [ cat meows ] - ♪ know that maybe i will be okay ♪ [ chimes ] travelers can help you protect the things you care about...
issue for the next three weeks is traffic. traffic all over this city down from lombard to baltimore street. everything is being directed around this intersection where the break occurred. there will be a lot of delays not only for motorists buts will the bus travelers. we'll update you on the delays and what the city will do coming up at the top of the hour at 6:00. reporting live, roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >> we look forward to seeing that. >>> the water main break is located in one of the busiest traffic areas in the city. with so many events scheduled for the next three weeks, you have to wonder how much of an obstacle it will be. brian kuebler has more on what you can expect. >> reporter: when talking about the downtown water main break, this is the money shot. as crews work for a projected three weeks to fix it, the hope is the bigger events planned in and around baltimore don't get washed away. >> for this water main break think about it. we don't want you to stay home. >> reporter: it is manageable. >> it is manageable. >> reporter: she helps organize the 31st annual thr
in baltimore. 74 in ocean city. this has been a good summer to be down at the beaches. need any relief you can get. sentinel radar, we are quiet here in the immediate washington area. off to the north and west there, southwest pennsylvania, you're going to have some thunderstorm activity. that is the leading edge of that warmer air that will be moving in here shortly. so, yeah, there could be a few clouds or a little bit of thunderstorm activity if you are well off to the northerly this morning. then we are just generally going to be sunny and hot today but very hot. we have a heat advisory which goes into effect at noon. it will feel like 105 later this afternoon when you mix in the humidity. there could be a few isolated storms later today and anything that gets going in 100-degree heat can be strong. >> thank you. >>> time to toss things over to julie wright and see how things are going on the road. already busy right, with the beer struck. >> with the beer struck. you got that right. folk even hitting mere up on twitter asking what they can do to help with the clean-up. as hot as it's goin
is the time to do it. it will get hot here shortly. 70 in baltimore and 74 in ocean city. we do have i thunderstorm complex in western maryland and parts of southern pennsylvania. we have to watch that. some of that cloud cover could get into the area. other www.wbz4.com, we are expecting hot sunshine today, breezy conditions out of the south and west at about 10 to 15. our actual daytime highs and the possibility we could see a few late storms redevelop and any time you are looking at temperatures like that, any storms that get going could be strong. just be ready. 100 in washington. 101 in fredericksburg. 99 in waldorf. >> another hot one. >> it will get better from here though. >> on the five-day forecast. >> something to look forward to. >> let's say good morning to julie wright again and check in with her. >> i see the beer truck is still out there. >> we think it's bud. >> that is what i was wondering. >> i know you news anchored wanted to know all the detail. question is is it bud light. we are checking in with the crew in sky fox. this thing overturned around 4:00 this morning
at normal service for friday morning. to start off to ride on i-95 between richmond and baltimore we give you the green light. about a 20-minute ride. good between dale city and the beltway. also out of fredericksburg to dale city -- it takes you 28 minutes. on good shape on i to 70. good shape if you are headed across the bay bridge. now, the latest in a news. >> a couple of hours until we find out the cast of season 15 of "dancing with the stars." these contestants will not be strangers to the dance floor. >> the upcoming season will be made up of past contestants. abc will announce the cast at the television critics association. season 15 kicks off september 15. >> it 1 not be long. "gray's anatomy" fans see a new departure. >> eric gain has played the role since the show's second season. last season he saw his lover die after the crash. in a season, dana says he is extremely grateful for the experience and the memories. he will have a proper sendoff when it starts in september. >> it is 75 degrees outside. >> still ahead, a new request from the man convicted in michael jackson's death
and nebraska. you have another area with philadelphia, new york city, down into the dc baltimore area. this is the area where we could see heat index values easily over 100 degrees up to 110 degrees will be heat index valleys across portions of these areas. today's high temperatures will be getting very hot out there. 94 new york city. 94 in stick. triple digits across parts of the planes 105 is the high temperature we are expecting in kansas city. you factor in the humidity of course it feels even worse. dc you could see the heat index value of 106 degrees 101 nashville and 104 in new york city. as we head into the afternoon hours we will see sours and storms coming up that will be bringing in relief from the hot temperatures very shortly. before it does so showers and storms across parts of the northeast, philadelphia, dc we will be seeing some of the showers and storms later on today. some could produce large hail and damaging wind gusts. keep that in mind if you have warnings issued across the area especially in the yellow zone make sure to seek shelter immediately as we could see
the coast. getting some rain in ocean city. dry around baltimore. we could see a shower or thunderstorm pop up this morning or afternoon. 17 in westminster. 70 in rising sun. 30% or 40% chance of a thunderstorm most likely this afternoon. high temperatures between 84 and 89. little change in the forecast tomorrow and thursday. 30% chance for a thunderstorm. it will get warmer by the end of the week. 90s on friday and saturday. another chance for rain early next week. ♪ >>> good morning. it is the 31st of july, 2012, and what a pretty view that is, checking out a bird's-eye view of our home in london's olympic park. and that beautiful olympic cauldron that so many people have come to see courtesy of our friends at goodyear. and back here on the ground, you can see we have a big, loud, boisterous, happy, patriotic crowd. it is drizzling a little bit. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer and al roker. and, guys, are you excited for tonight? >> a big night for jinl nastices. >> huge night for women's gymnastics. for the first time since the magnificent seven in 19
many cities baltimore has long sold ad space on trains and buses. but now politicians here are eing red. how unusual is this idea? >> unusual. >> reporter: this councilman is behind the proposal to sell ads on fire trucks to stop the cash-strapped city from closing three stations including this one for good. >> it's not selling out. having advertising puts contl in the hands of the fire department itself. >> please don't shut down these companies. >> reporter: the city council just voted to support the measure. >> when i first heard the bill i thought i was idiotic. but after the shock wore off this shows how far that we have to go to think outside-the-box. >> reporter: apparently baltimore isn't the only town thinking outside of that box. city leaders throughout the country are getting creative to make end meet. chicago has sold ad space on so of its iconic bridges to bank of america. philadelphia has rented out a transit station to at&t. and brazil, indiana let k of c advertise their chicken wings on fire hydrants. but some say mixing the two is commercial graffiti. >> we live in a so
of the national football league. >>> the baltimore grand prix is about a month away. officials say they're committed to keeping the city accessible during the construction. >> building a race track really is not one big thing that we can do. it's the thousand little details. it's make sure the ada crosswalks are open. it's making sure that traffic isn't impacted, that we're doing it at night. all of these things are important to us. if takes place labor day weekend. so people are able to get in and out of their neighborhoods. >>> now the story about a baltimore police officer. no guns, no bites, just understanding. >> my prediction is this will be the story of the day. officer dan is a recent graduate. he was responding to a call from a vicious dog. when he showed up, he found a pitbull being chased by kids who was throwing glass bottles. the dog immediately came running over with his tail between his legs, started licking the officer's stays. the officer put him in the squad car, taking him to the rescue and care shelter. he wanted to check on the dog, so he came back in a few days. ev
hard now across much of howard county, maryland. this is headed to the city of baltimore. if you're traveling this morning and going up i-95 be ready for rain chances for sure. forecast for today, present of clouds around, a passing shower cannot be ruled out this afternoon. today's highs upper 80s. >>> well, there's going to be a lot of hit-and-miss showers today. if you want help for your daily forecast hour by hour, go to weather.com. >> catching up with the rolling stones, who have been rocking for a half century now. and should you lease or buy your next car? we'll weigh the pros and cons of each option right after this. as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can plan my days and accomplish more. lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor righ
city. luckily, everybody on word was rescued, but some did suffer minor juries. >>> a suspicious death is under investigation in south baltimore tonight. police found an adult male with trauma to his body. the man died add shock trauma, and homicide detectives say it's still not clear if he was shot, so thai waiting for an autopsy report. a body has been disovered floating in the poet mack river. a won'ter called police after seeing the body. the man was wearing blue athletic workout pant. they found no apparent sign of trauma. they're hoping an autopsy will help determine who that man is and how he died. mitt romney is overseas in israel tonight. danielle knotting hamm reports that romney is hoping to bolster his foreign sol say cells. >> reporter: mitt romney arrived in gee us are legal late saturday night. hoping to court support for really and jewish voters. mark shal is one of 1,000 americans in israel and plans to vote for romney. romney hopes that support from voters in israel will help win voters in swing states like florida. >> the republican party has understood the power tha
creative, baltimore is going to sell ads on fire trucks to stop the cash strapped city. let's have a listen. >> when i first heard about the bill, i thought it was idiotic. why do we want to look like nascar or a bus. this shows how far we have to go to think outside of the box. >> if this is something that keeps the fire company open and people safe, this is something you want to consider. >> chicago also sold ad space on theridges to bank of america while philadelphia rented out a transit station to at&t and brazil, indiana let kfc advertise the chicken wings on the fire hydrants. >> all right. let's talk a different kind of money. that's what we will spend for the barbecue on the fourth of july. >> apparently july fourth will be easier this year on your pocket book. the majority of americans plan to celebrate with a cook out and no surprises there, but according to a special big inside analysis, the average price of an independence picnic is down to $59.14. as for the total spend on cook outs, $2.4 billion based on a shopping list of all the things you need for a cook out. >> mandy drury
, yet another day riple digit temperatures from oklahoma city to baltimore. record breaking heat now linked to two deaths in chicago. severe storms through parts of tennessee, killing two people and knocking out power to thousands. >>> and thanks but no thanks. the lifeguard fired who leaving his zone for a rescue was offered his job back. why did he turn it down? we'll explain today, july 6th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm willie geist in for matt. more on this morning's jobs report in a mom. meantime the brutal heat wave that's gripped much of this nation expected finally to come to an end this weekend. >> you may be feeling the impact of the summer scorcher long after this weather cools down. we'll explain straight ahead. >> new details on that fourth of july tragedy off new york's long island, three children killed when a yacht capsized. this morning we'll hear from the man who was operating the boat at the time and lost his nephew in the
,000 more 4g cities and towns than verin. focus lolo, focust sanya let's do this i am from baltimore south carolina... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >> greta: time for last call, as you know mitt romney faced a tough crowd at the naacp convention yesterday. >> in order to do that i'm going to eliminate every nonessential, expensive program i can find thark includes obama care. i'm going to work to reform and save... >> greta: ladies of "the view" did not hold back. >> when people boo, it's, they're saying i don't like what you're saying i need you to stop saying it. if obama went to the gay pride parade and said i'm going to repeel don't ask, don't tell he would get booed. >> a guest speaker said jesus is not real, i'm not going m. i'm going boo. boo. >> and when you get passionat passionate... >> this is the thing, passionate and using logical minded emotion are two different things brett favre would get booed when he went to go play
. >> new york city will hit 93, with lower humidity. baltimore and chicago could break records with temperatures close to 100. phoenix cooler than usual at 97. >>> phoenix and other cities in arizona and new mexico are bracing for the annual monsoon season. outside albuquerque, they placed sandbags in and around homes as a precaution. and the national guard is there as well. just in case. there is a big risk of flash floods after recent wildfires burned off all of the vegetation. >>> and now we turn to some holiday outings that turned to tragic freak accidents. a 10-year-old boy swimming in an eastern tennessee marina was electrocuted in the water, and another boy, he nearly died. the two were swimming between houseboats on cherokee lake in east tennessee. several other people were taken to the hospital. >>> in missouri two children there were electrocuted in lake of the ozarks after swimming off a private dock, the victims a 13-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother. adults raced to shut off the electric current to the dock and rescue the kids. it was simply too late. >>> no
-star harold reynolds, a former seattle and baltimore player, who will be covering the all-star game for mlb network and in kansas city, espn's jayson stark, who joins us from the field of tuesday's game. doris let me start with you. what is it about baseball that has given us this great staying power? we have been playing baseball in this country since the civil war, abraham lincoln -- >> my god. >> schieffer: played baseball. you wrote a book of some notice about it. what do you think it is about this game? >> i think it has to do with the fact it gets passed down from a parent to a child so it is part of your family memories, i mean in my state i was six years old and kept they art of keeping score so i could record for him the history of that afternoon's brooklyn dodger game, and he never told me then that all of this was actually described in the sports pages the next day so i threw it out and he wouldn't do know what happened to the brooklyn dodgers so my kids love baseball and part of the same fabric, we now have season tickets to the red sox, i can sometimes sit at the field and clo
-70, we had a crash on southbound 29 at baltimore national bank. 22 miles per hour on the outer loop. continued closures in the city due to a sinkhole on monument street. let's take a live view of traffic. here is what it looks like on the harrisburg expressway. delays from timonium to the beltway. j.f.x., pretty good shape into account. john has a check and a forecast. >> we are beginning to pick up a few clouds around big area. storms approaching frederick and into the east. rain is moving in in the next hour or so, and during the rest of the day, a chance for rain as well. is up.nt forecast for today, scattered showers and thunderstorms. we look at the seven-day forecast. strums on friday, temperatures back off a little bit. by and large, the weekend looks great. by the time we hit wednesday, chance of summertime thunderstorms. >>> back now in london on a thursday morning, it's the 26th day of july, 2012. there is the famed tower bridge and something about al. he had a thing for the george washington bridge back in new york and now he has decided he wants to open the tower bridge.
as this morning. down at the beaches f you are in ocean city, a real good thunderstorm at the moment. teaches reagan national, much cooler than yesterday. 75 right now. warm and humid but feels a lot better. 77 fredricksburg. 73 in baltimore. afternoon high temperatures for the first time in about 12 days will not touch 95 or better. the highs today only 85 degrees with lots of clouds around. it should feel more comfortable this afternoon. could be a shower later today. more details on the five-day coming up. let's do traffic and see if things are slowing down on the roadway. w if you are traveling on 95 this morning. accident activity in newington tying up the left side of the roadway. be careful here as you travel off the overpass here at 7100 trying to merge to 95. accident activity, stay to the right in order to get by. on the other side of town, lanes are open top stretch of the beltway between general park and bethesda. 270 south of 28 heading through rockville, the lanes are open. the earlier crash in the local lanes has been cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>>
in the northeast, will be your extreme heat, d.c. 100 degrees for you. also today in new york city there is a heat advisory, tomorrow new york, to harrisburg, philadelphia, washington, baltimore, washington already had five 100-degree days this year and let's tack on another. not for today, today throughout the mid-atlantic, mid-90s and 93 in georgia and almost 100 in the twin cities. here's the access of the heat today. it shifts eastward once again. we've seen this before, we're at 101 in washington. the difference between this and the last heat wave, this is a two-day affair, today and tomorrow. then we'll see a cold front come through and cool the temperatures into much more comfortable territory. the big picture around the country. here's where the heat is through the plains and northeast. hot as well in the southwest. we've seen that with some storms up and down the mountains and the west. back to you. >> thank you, alexandra. >> we won't know for sure what killed sage stallone. the coroner conducted an autopsy on his oldest son. he was engaged to be married and working on various film proje
will look at the radar. you can see this circle around of baltimore area. this is sliding to the south. there's still some light-to- moderate rainfall in the city. you can see a mixture of clownus and sun. 82 to 87 the high. northeast winds of about five to 10 miles >>> samantha guthrie at the white house. >> thanks so much, samantha. >> it's just hard to remember but we'll get it right. i promise you that. if you thought the worst was over, we're just getting warmed up. we're going to get to know more about savannah guthrie and her hair styles in the next half hour. meanwhile 7:30 monday morning. i'm matt lauer alongside the aforementioned savannah guthrie. >> shouldn't there be warning before you show that footage. >> you gave it to us. >> by the way, you were on vacation last week. how did that go? were you able to relax at all? >> no, anxiety, stress and excitement. really, just excitement. >> again, more to come. we're going to get to know a little of your past in a couple minutes. >> that's scary. stay tuned for that. >>> coming up, a great story. we've been following the story o
heat is catching up with those who have been without power for a week now. we visited a west baltimore man who would could -- could no longer tolerate the temperatures. he was taken away with a heatstroke. eight people have died from the heat. bge hoped to add 100 out of state workers yesterday, instead they got 250 more to tackle the outages. about 20,000 have had their service restored in the past 24 hours. reporting in north baltimore, mike schuh. >>> a man is behind bars after a police involved shooting. it happened last night just outside the maryland campus. officers shot the man after he try today steal a police cruiser. he crashed it into a brick barrier and was taken to the hospital. nobody else was hurt. >>> four men are under indictment after a meth lab was discovered inside the holiday inn after someone tipped them off. each man faces a number of charges. >>> stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up next travel websites that will make your summer vacation the best yet. actor allen coming talks ability -- about his roll on the cbs hit show the >>> wow. hello long beach.
be what it would cost in downtown baltimore, but in this case you are a long way from the city. it was built to put out fires on that base, but it is now for the most part closed. it was closed down a number of years ago. another issue we found with that particular building and that there is a lot of ground contamination due to the activities going on at the base. what the value of that building? it's difficult to say. the property people we spoke to doubted the value was anything close to what the federal database specified that it was. it is going to be really hard to find a buyer for it firehouse that has been closed for 10 years on contaminated ground. host: we have an interior shot also. guest: it did not look that much better. we had to wear hard hats. we could only go into some parts. we did not want to get hit with falling debris. but host: massachusetts on the democratic line. caller: i have a comment than a question. is this nongovernment fraud to undermine the tax payers and take away their purchasing power basically to just take the power away from the people? we al
't need the jobs. host: baltimore, mike, democrat l line. caller: i grew pickup a midwestern city famous for high quality manufacturing and as a kid i remember the claims of everyone around me, you know, made in milwaukee, the best. now i go home and they say that is over. all the firms are gone. that pride in workmanship is gone. but what has changed is we are globalized. so, wisconsin is just one node in a global economy. so, we have to get back in a global economy to where we were. we have to actually do what germany does. capture the highest value added parts of the commodity chain in the global economy. i think we can do it. host: "new york times" a story page a-8 that the headline says u.s. charges men on the iran embargo that the justice department unsealed the indictment of two men for conspiracy to violate the embark against iran by trying to smuggle restricted equipment and materials suitable for goes centrifuge to enrich uranium in the country. they had been made in the united states. a 24-page indictment handed down accuse accused them of working together and with others to b
later near her home outside of baltimore. she says she doesn't belief her abductor knew she was part of a bass ball family. rick leventhal from the new york city newsroom. >> reporter: he apparently wanted money and a car but had no idea how valuable his hostage was. early tuesday morning a 74 man with a gun bound her hands and feet with duct tape, put some kind of mask on her and drove her around central maryland for almost 24 hours. then parked near her home. got out of the car and walked away. police apparently learned of the abduction when a witness spotted vi tied up in the back seat of a lincoln continental at a gas station some 13 hours of after she was taken. >> a guy saw her tied up, her hands. she said why is she tied up and she said it's my mother and she has alzheimer's and we have to keep her under lock and key because she wanders off. he thought it was suspicious and called police. >> reporter: vi said the man didn't know she was the matriarch of one of america's baseball families. her son is former baltimore oriole cal ripken nicknamed ire man for playing 2600 consecut
that surround the connect -- and connect the cities here. so now the after image two days later. you can see the size and the density of the lights where they shrink around baltimore and washington. pretty amazing when you consider what happened. >>> on to other news, just in to cn, the key gauge of the housing market hits a new low now, but for once it could actually be a good thing, especially if you're looking to buy or refinance. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. alison, what is it? >> at a record low, 3.62%. it's a hit new low in the past 10, 11 weeks. i mentioned it's a good sign. it's actually a double-edged sword. mortgage rates obviously fall when the economy isn't doing well. the manufacturing sector is contracting. then you flip the coin over and it's actually a great time for people to buy a home when you see mortgage rates falling like this. but you have to remember, just because mortgage rates and home prices are low, don, it doesn't necessarily mean you can qualify for a loan. you know, banks are still very tight, very tight-fisted with giving out money, even to peo
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